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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: Geronimo standard Sun-API jars
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2003 07:07:16 GMT

On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 03:59  am, Henri Yandell wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Jeremy Boynes wrote:
>> JBoss, like Tomcat, has its own version (typed in from the doc 
>> apparently).
>> I believe Sun's binaries are actually redistributable if you meet 
>> certain
>> terms (but you should have a lawyer read the license).
>> The initial commit (later tonight I hope) contains copies of 
>> javax.ejb and
>> javax.transaction Dain Sundstrom typed in.
>> Given that these have use for many other projects, it might be a good 
>> idea
>> to create a separate subproject, for example in jakarta-commons or 
>> commons
>> itself, just to hold free versions of these interface classes rather 
>> than
>> duplicating them everywhere.
> Wholeheartedly +1.
> As a secondary note, if we're able to distribute these under a BSD 
> licence
> happily it'll be a superb first milestone for Geronimo and win Gerry a 
> lot
> of friends and brand recognition.

Incidentally it'd be *awesome* if Sun would donate a BSD licensed 
version of the official golden copy of the J2EE APIs. I'm sure we'd all 
volunteer to maintain them & submit future patches from Sun.


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